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Old 12-03-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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For overall quality that was consistent from start to end, Justified, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men. They are all close to perfect TV.

Fargo season 1 and 2 deserve an honorable mention too. Haven’t watched 3.

For comedy, Always Sunny, Curb, and Louie.

Golden age, indeed.
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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The Wire. For me, nothing else comes close.
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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For overall quality that was consistent from start to end, Justified, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men. They are all close to perfect TV.

Fargo season 1 and 2 deserve an honorable mention too. Havenít watched 3.

For comedy, Always Sunny, Curb, and Louie.

Golden age, indeed.
Those are probably the top three in my book too. Although The Wire (and currently Game of Thrones) would be right up there. Let's call it top five.

Fargo 3 was a letdown compared to 1 & 2, which were very good.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Land of Enchantment
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Southland, Breaking Bad and Justified.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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The Expanse
Johnathan Strange and Mr Norell
Utopia
Black Mirror
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Those are probably the top three in my book too. Although The Wire (and currently Game of Thrones) would be right up there. Let's call it top five.

Fargo 3 was a letdown compared to 1 & 2, which were very good.
I've only watched a little of the Wire, and the first episode of GoT.

Had the same issue with both: start out very slow, very confusing, and very complicated.

I've been told to power through the first season of both?

It's too bad that Justified had modest ratings when it was out, since it has such a cult following now and was such a critics' darling. Maybe if it came out now and didn't have to fight the hype machine of Breaking Bad?
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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I've only watched a little of the Wire, and the first episode of GoT.

Had the same issue with both: start out very slow, very confusing, and very complicated.

I've been told to power through the first season of both?

It's too bad that Justified had modest ratings when it was out, since it has such a cult following now and was such a critics' darling. Maybe if it came out now and didn't have to fight the hype machine of Breaking Bad?
It's been so long, I really don't remember if I found The Wire confusing or not, at first.

Game of Thrones... ugh. I remember not even being able to tell the difference in some of the characters, they all looked alike, there were so many, confusing names, yada yada. It took 2-3 eps before I was comfortable.

Worth it, though!!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:49 AM
 
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My absolute favs are already on lists mentioned. But two more that I really enjoyed (that I haven't seen mentioned yet) are GLOW (Netflix) and Handmaids Tale (Hulu), both excellent series.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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Arrested Development.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:14 PM
 
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"Lark Rise to Candleford", "Downton Abbey", "Cranford" are tied. Anyone notice a theme? LOL.

But for a "modern" series, "House, M.D." and "Blue Bloods".
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